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Adjective
Having been broken
“Joey was taken to the hospital with a broken arm and some bruises.”
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Having breaks or gaps in continuity
“Witness Mr Fogarty an engineer agreed with this, stating that it was not a good place to overtake and that the broken white line was misleading.”
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Mentally defeated
“From then on, the Eagles looked a broken team, worn down by the heat of the day and the determined efforts of the Knights to match their powerful pack.”
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Not working
“His video's broken.”
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Forgotten, ignored (promise)
“His broken promises.”
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Stuttering in speech
“He spoke in broken English and claimed to be Italian.”
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Having an uneven and rough surface
“Comfort for passengers was good at all times, even on the most broken surfaces, though the ride often feels quite firm.”
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“A broken arm.”
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“Never apply a depilatory cream to inflamed or broken skin.”
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“They tell of a sad trip through a winter landscape away from a broken love-affair.”
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“The traumas of a broken marriage.”
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Past participle for separate into pieces as a result of a blow, shock, or strain
“Take four eggs and break each one separately in a saucer to test for quality before adding to the sugar and beat until the mix is creamy.”
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Past participle for to fail to keep
“Clubs could choose to terminate contracts, if players break them.”
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Past participle for to bring to a lower grade or rank
“Government indifference and racist violence did not break the movement - in fact it radicalised it.”
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Past participle for stop proceedings in order to have a pause or vacation
“We break for lunch of salad with couscous, salmon and chicken.”
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Past participle for tell news
“I was just about to break the terrible news to her when her cat strolled casually around the corner of the house.”
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Past participle for to go beyond the limit of
“He has already said he will try to break the world record.”
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Past participle for make or become inoperative
“We should simply break the machines and return to our caves.”
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Past participle for cushion something's effect
“Her involuntary reflexes kicked in, and she threw out her arms, managing to break his fall.”
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Past participle for to find an answer for through reasoning
“It was created in 1943 to break German codes.”
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Past participle for to come into existence
“Dawn began to break as we approached Cape May, New Jersey, and soon the sun was up.”
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Past participle for to diminish the price or value of
“… distressing economic news that will break many energy stocks.”
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Past participle for to hasten away from something dangerous or frightening
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“It didn't break the skin and they didn't think it was serious until a few weeks ago half of her body was going numb.”
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“We can then break the poverty cycle by giving these disadvantaged children opportunities to get work and employment.”
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“How do you break habits when you're not as confident in the new methods, or at least in your skill with using them?”
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“The phone clicked back into place as Jackie crumpled onto the floor, her composure finally breaking.”
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“Four thousand pounds wouldn't break him.”
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“This great weather is sure to break soon so lets all enjoy it while it lasts.”
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“We were standing near the beach watching the embers of someone else's fire and listening to waves break on the shingle.”
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Past participle for to reduce the soundness, effectiveness, or perfection of
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Past participle for to use up all the physical energy of
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Past participle for to depart abruptly from a straight line or course
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“… dolphins were breaking all around the boat.”
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Past participle for to reveal or be revealed
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